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  1. 1 hour ago, lessthanzero33 said:

     I haven't heard anything in a while so im wondering if this project has been disregarded. If not, any updates would be appreciated.

    Work is still on-going on this every hour that I get at present. Unfortunately whilst I had intended to launch this without all artwork assets being present this proved not to be possible. This is now a massive theme release as I am creating platform videos, banners, icons etc. for all systems and including these inside the theme itself. I think I am at about 85% complete but will upload a video on here once I have it in a state I am happy to demo. Cheers


  2. Yes, unfortunately doing all the artwork (packs of game artwork for new marquees) is taking far longer than anticipated and really slowing down the release of this theme. I think I am going to instead work on the final tweaks now and aim to get this released over the weekend without the game banner images. The images I have in complete sets I will upload separately for people to use in-place in their launchbox folders for now. Once I have more banners in place for most systems I will likely release another variant of the theme with the game banner images included and built in but this is likely to balloon the total size of the theme anyway and people may only want certain images anyway in their installs. At least this way I can get the theme itself released as I know people are waiting on this.

    One question I do have though is that Launchbox now allows for a custom games folder to be used for wheel images within the theme rather than using the default image locations from Launchbox. This would allow for the wide banner size I have built the theme around (800px x219px - the same as the official NESiCA platofrm uses) to be used without having to replace your existing box-front images. What is everyone's preference though, would you prefer to replace your existing images with the wide images and keep your image locations consistent or would you prefer instead to have the banner images for this theme located within the theme folder so that you can easily use other themes where the wide banner style may not work accordingly?

    I am leaning towards using the custom theme location for these images so as not to affect peoples currently built up image repositories but this will mean the wheel will have no wheel images (other than the default platform ones I am creating or any others I include with the theme at time of release) and will not pull through any box art into the theme automatically. The plus side is the theme will only show the default banner size images and any others placed into this location by downloading the packs of images as I upload them to this site. A more consistent look and feel from day 1 but with the compromise of slightly different setup to many other themes currently in use.

    Let me know what you think? If no strong feelings on this subject then I will be releasing with the custom image location.

    Thanks


  3. 19 hours ago, lessthanzero33 said:

    Awesome and i look forward to the updated work! If i may ask, will there be a section for collections?, ie; Mario, Sonic, and Mega Man?

    Yes there is with banners being created. I am also going to be including templates to allow for you to create your own for any not included on release of the theme.


  4. Hi @lessthanzero33, all good here and theme is going well, very pleased with how it is turning out. Unfortunately it is taking a little bit longer than expected to release due to quite a bit more artwork being required to be created for this new theme than originally envisaged and it may well be that I will need to release the theme and then separate game artwork packs afterwards for this theme. I have created a complete banner pack for the Dreamcast for this theme and all Artwork for filters, platforms and genres are created. The theme is now much closer to the original Nesica theme, the main difference being just one row of game images rather than the two rows in the original interface but unfortunately that is a limitation of big box at this time. I will be progressing the theme over this weekend as time allows and hopefully will have something to show over the weekend. I may even release the theme but without all the additional artwork packs and release these later though would like to get as much artwork included with the theme as possible as feel without this it will be lacking.


  5. Hi, I am trying to use the horizontalscrollabletextblock on a theme I am working on and whilst it is working it seems to be cutting off most of the notes text passed a certain character limit. Is there a maximum number of characters this control supports and is there anyway to increase it? Based on what I am seeing I suspect it is stopping at around 256 characters.


  6. 3 hours ago, wallmachine said:

      

    not publicly available.

    I don't know how to get the CoverFlow to work with different sized Boxart and I doubt everyone will create horizontal artwork for each Platform they have... I don't know how to fix or if we can, if someone knows let me know.

    Issues:
    - Spacing is not consistent between different sized artwork
    - Unable to set different heights for vertical/horizontal artwork as you can see horizontal gets squished
    - Unable to set height of selected game/not selected for different types of artwork to make the flow look more consistent

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    Thanks, so spacing is still an issue then in the wall view. If you can provide how you were able to get this to sit on one line horizontally that would be useful though as is a step in the right direction. I grant that spacing is going to be an issue. As for horizontal artwork I have been working on this and the theme promotes the use of Steam Banners as these do look better in this theme/layout.


  7. On 2/22/2020 at 3:01 PM, wallmachine said:

    You can move horizontally now, however it still remains you cannot reduce the row gap.

    no worries bud.

     

    Just quickly put this together, its not the same as the original theme in Attract Mode or the actual Arcade Machine, just working with what we got.

     

     

    @wallmachine are you able to send me the file (just need the wpf code for the flowcontrol on the view) you used for this as cannot work out how to get the wall view flow control coverfactory to behave as you are showing in the video with the highlight rectangle and horizontal scroll rather than vertical and this does not seem to be in the documentation for the control anywhere that I can see.


  8. Thanks @lessthanzero33 and @wallmachine I am now working on updating the theme and creating a new version to include this and also incorporate any other elements now available that would be suitable for the theme. I will drop a message here when the new version is available for download but could be a couple of weeks due to other commitments at present but will make available as soon as I can. 

     

    In the meantime if anyone has any suggestions of things they would also like in the theme please drop them here. 


  9. 6 hours ago, lessthanzero33 said:

    It has been some time so i am asking has anyone been able to get an update on this theme?

    Sorry I have not been active in the community for a while due to other commitments. I know the theme manager has been introduced since I last worked on this theme - if anyone can point me in the direction of what I need to do to make this theme available there I can make those changes.

    It would be useful to know what other updates you are looking for in the theme? I know grid view has been implemented to BigBox which I was hoping would really bring this theme to life. last time I checked this though it could only scroll vertically, not horizontally and was not possible to reduce the row gap sufficiently to get it to work as the original Nesica theme does. Whether things have moved on since I last checked I will find out.

    Other than grid view and being in the theme manager is there anything else people feel is missing from the theme or requires fix/update? 

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  10. Shro2016 1:1 Pack - Arcade

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    This file contains 350 1:1 covers for the Arcade Platform. This is a complete set of Capcom CPS-1, CPS-2, CPS-3 and NeoGeo MVS games plus a few other popular games. 

    All files have been created by myself using the various repositories on the Internet for source materials and all have been adapted to suit the 1:1 file ratio and all have had a standard Arcade overlay applied so that they appear uniform in the set.

    The file format is JPG to keep file size small and hopeful better performance on low spec machines. The file dimensions are all 500x500


     


  11. Shro2016 1:1 Pack - Commodore Amiga CD32

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    This file contains the complete 1:1 cover set for all Commodore Amiga CD32 games released in the US/EU Region. There are 162 images in total.

    All files have been created by myself using the various repositories on the Internet for source materials and all have been adapted to suit the 1:1 file ratio and all have had a standard Amiga CD32 overlay applied so that they appear uniform in the set.

    The file format is JPG to keep file size small and hopeful better performance on low spec machines. The file dimensions are all 500x500

    1:1 Packs for other consoles will be added shortly.


     


  12. Shro2016 1:1 Pack - Sega Master System

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    This file contains the complete 1:1 cover set for all Sega Master System games released in the United Kingdom Region and in the EU cover variant. 

    All files have been created by myself using the various repositories on the Internet for source materials and all have been adapted to suit the 1:1 file ratio. Any full face image covers have had a more standard Master System overlay applied so that they appear uniform in the set (see Addams Family cover example above).

    The file format is JPG to keep file size small and hopeful better performance on low spec machines. The file dimensions are all 500x500

    1:1 Packs for other consoles will be added shortly.


     


  13. Shro2016 1:1 Pack - Super Nintendo Entertainment System (EU)

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    This file contains the complete 1:1 cover set for all Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games released in the United Kingdom Region and in the EU cover variant. There are 806 images in the set in total.

    All files have been created by myself using the various repositories on the Internet for source materials and all have been adapted to suit the 1:1 file ratio and all have had a standard SNES overlay applied so that they appear uniform in the set.

    The file format is JPG to keep file size small and hopeful better performance on low spec machines. The file dimensions are all 500x500

    1:1 Packs for other consoles will be added shortly.


     


  14. Shro2016 1:1 Pack - Sony PlayStation 3

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    This file contains the complete 1:1 cover set for all Sony PlayStation 3 games released in the EU/US Regions (601 images in total). 

    All files have been created by myself using the various repositories on the Internet for source materials and all have been adapted to suit the 1:1 file ratio and all have had a standard PS3 overlay applied so that they appear uniform in the set.

    The file format is JPG to keep file size small and hopeful better performance on low spec machines. The file dimensions are all 500x500

    1:1 Packs for other consoles will be added shortly.
     


     


  15. Shro2016 1:1 Pack - Sony PlayStation 2

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    This file contains the complete 1:1 cover set for all Sony PlayStation 2 games released in the US/EU regions (2,524 images in total)

    All files have been created by myself using the various repositories on the Internet for source materials and all have been adapted to suit the 1:1 file ratio and all have had a standard PlayStation 2 overlay applied so that they appear uniform in the set.

    The file format is JPG to keep file size small and hopeful better performance on low spec machines. The file dimensions are all 500x500

    1:1 Packs for other consoles will be added shortly.


     


  16. Shro2016 1:1 Pack - Sony PlayStation

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    This file contains the complete 1:1 cover set for all Sony PlayStation games released in the US/EU regions plus a few extra Japanese releases (1,810 images in total). 

    All files have been created by myself using the various repositories on the Internet for source materials and all have been adapted to suit the 1:1 file ratio and all have had a custom PlayStation overlay applied so that they appear uniform in the set.

    The file format is JPG to keep file size small and hopeful better performance on low spec machines. The file dimensions are all 500x500

    1:1 Packs for other consoles will be added shortly.


     


  17. Shro2016 1:1 Pack - Sega Mega CD (EU)

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    This file contains the complete 1:1 cover set for all Sega Mega CD games released in the United Kingdom Region and in the EU cover variant. 

    All files have been created by myself using the various repositories on the Internet for source materials and all have been adapted to suit the 1:1 file ratio and all have had a standard Mega CD overlay applied so that they appear uniform in the set.

    The file format is JPG to keep file size small and hopeful better performance on low spec machines. The file dimensions are all 500x500

    1:1 Packs for other consoles will be added shortly.


     


  18. Shro2016 1:1 Pack - Sega Dreamcast (EU)

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    This file contains the complete 1:1 cover set for all Sega Dreamcast games released in the United Kingdom Region and in the EU cover variant. 

    All files have been created by myself using the various repositories on the Internet for source materials and all have been adapted to suit the 1:1 file ratio and all have had a custom Dreamcast overlay applied so that they appear uniform in the set.

    The file format is JPG to keep file size small and hopeful better performance on low spec machines. The file dimensions are all 500x500

    1:1 Packs for other consoles will be added shortly.


     


  19. Shro2016 1:1 Pack - Windows

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    This file contains 1:1 covers for 698 Windows Games spanning both indie and AAA titles.

    All files have been created by myself using the various repositories on the Internet for source materials and all have been adapted to suit the 1:1 file ratio, a standard Games for Windows overlay has been applied so that all covers appear uniform in the set.

    The file format is JPG to keep file size small and hopeful better performance on low spec machines. The file dimensions are all 500x500

    1:1 Packs for other consoles will be added shortly.


     


  20. Shro2016 1:1 Pack - Microsoft Xbox

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    This file contains the complete 1:1 cover set for all Microsoft Xbox games released in the US/EU regions. There are 986 images in total.

    All files have been created by myself using the various repositories on the Internet for source materials and all have been adapted to suit the 1:1 file ratio, a standard Xbox overlay has been applied so that all covers appear uniform in the set.

    The file format is JPG to keep file size small and hopeful better performance on low spec machines. The file dimensions are all 500x500

    1:1 Packs for other consoles will be added shortly.


     


  21. Shro2016 1:1 Pack - Microsoft Xbox 360

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    This file contains the complete 1:1 cover set for all Microsoft Xbox 360 games released in the US/EU regions. There are 934 images in the set.

    All files have been created by myself using the various repositories on the Internet for source materials and all have been adapted to suit the 1:1 file ratio and all have had a standard Xbox 360 overlay applied so that they appear uniform in the set.

    The file format is JPG to keep file size small and hopeful better performance on low spec machines. The file dimensions are all 500x500

    1:1 Packs for other consoles will be added shortly.


     


  22. Shro2016 1:1 Pack - Nintendo WiiU

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    This file contains the complete 1:1 cover set for all Nintendo WiiU games released in the US/EU region.  The set includes 187 images.

    All files have been created by myself using the various repositories on the Internet for source materials and all have been adapted to suit the 1:1 file ratio and all have had a standard WiiU overlay applied so that they appear uniform in the set.

    The file format is JPG to keep file size small and hopeful better performance on low spec machines. The file dimensions are all 500x500

    1:1 Packs for other consoles will be added shortly.


     

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